Posted: 06/07/2016 at 23:02
That 10k sounds v positive, Skinny.
Well done on second place in deck shoes, DT. Did you use your Garmin though?
Charlie - I don't know much about racing shoes. I use Adics Gel DS trainers for races 10k or less. Any more and they give me blisters. For long races I just wear my normal trainers. I have been thinking I'd like some proper light ones as I love my spikes for XC and track. I do need some support though do not got round to finding the perfect shoe yet though.
Tonight was another episode in Warwickshire AA's open meetings. This time I elected to do 800m as there was no 1500 and I was feeling too lazy to do 3k. I put down 2.35 as wanted to try and be in a different heat to Lou due to childcare considerations. So I ended up in the second race in lane 3. Lining up between an old guy and a 12 year old girl, tensions were high. The gun went and we were off. Cognisant if not getting boxed in I made good use of my elbows and settled into second place behind the old guy, tucking behind him at what frankly felt like suicide pace.
At about 350m I thought I might as well properly kill myself and made my move, overtaking him and promptly crossing the line to register 71 seconds for the first lap. After that the next 400 seemed like a ridiculously long way but now leading the race I just kept running although I'd slowed quite s bit. With 200 to go I thought I'd better pull the trigger and chased down the line with some semblance of sprinting. Crossed the line in 2.32.45, having run a 9 second positive split. Haha. Will have to have another go. Think I needed someone to chase in the last lap to stop me from feeling sorry for myself and slowing down. Pleased with the time but think I could knock a few seconds off with better pacing and someone to chase. Fun but literally took me ten minutes to stop gasping like a fish afterwards.